The dirty side of the garment industry : fast fashion and its negative impact on environment and society /Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Description: xiii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN:
- Fast fashion and its negative impact on environment and society
- TT497 .A53 2016
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-208) and index
ch.1. From fashion to fast fashion -- A new way to create trends -- Teaching versus listening to the customer: building the foundations of manipulation -- Global brand proliferation -- Fast-fashion retail -- ch.2. The promotion of a lifestyle -- Advertising behavior, not product -- Global branding -- Global taste and preference convergence -- ch. 3. The production platforms of modern garment manufacturing -- Industry agglomeration -- Changing supply chains -- Retailer-driven business model -- ch.4. Regulatory environment -- Deregulating the international trade in clothes -- Policy winners and losers -- Recuperating regulatory losses through environmental sourcing -- ch.5. The carbon footprint of textile manufacturing for fast fashion -- The ecological impact of fiber production and supply -- King cotton: the economic power of cotton producers -- Exporting cotton = exporting pollution -- Existing in isolation in the production chain? -- ch.6. The direct and social costs of low prices -- The social cost of firm profitability -- Understanding customer utility -- Theoretical implications for economic analysis: elastic choice but inelastic sales -- ch.7. The economics, demographics, and ethics of the low price quest -- The industrial psychology of impulses -- The moral universe of nonwage earners -- The elasticity of dirty consumption -- Utility, ethics, and the quest for sustainability in fashion commerce: not while prices are falling -- ch. 8. Implications and conclusions -- The economic reasons for ignoring social costs -- Social costs and perverse incentives in fashion economics -- Telling the hard truth: why extant solution recommendations are ignored.
"An in-depth examination of the international fashion trade and related goods, this book raises visibility of the ethical aspects of promoting overconsumption through explaining the ecological damange resulting from the high rate of discarding old clothes. It focuses on the promotion, globalization, and integration of the apparel sector into our social and political landscape. It presents an expert overview of the garment industry, highlighting the harsh realities of the environmental and labor problems associated with it. It tracks the commercial and cultural factors that have led to the growth of fast fashion retail and its dominance of the entire industry"--Back cover.